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44 Great Games Like Ico Games Rated Mature (M) and Younger

Our experts have spent time searching for great games similar to Ico and have found the following:

Ico is a running, jumping and exploring game where you rescue a princess from her evil mother. You take her hand to help her escape, guiding her along the pathways and protecting her from the hordes of enemies. Together, you jump chasms and scale walls in your daring escape from the castle. Ico stands out not only for these unusual interactions but the fluid painterly visuals and emotive story.

If you enjoyed Ico, there are other games in the Team Ico franchise you should try. Unfortunately, Ico is not available on Android, Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S or iOS. However, we recommend the following games that offer a similar experience or theme:

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 24/09/2001, updated in 2011

Platforms: PS2 and PS3

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1-2

Genres: Puzzle, Traversal (Adventure, Narrative and Platform)

Components: 3D Third-Person

Developer: Sony Japan Studio (@SonyJapanStudio)

Costs: Purchase cost

6 Similar Games Short List

Here are our hand-picked short list of similar games; the perfect thing to play next if you enjoyed Ico. We don't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Ico.
 

Vane

Release Date: 15/01/2019, updated in 2019

Platforms: PC and PS4

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Open World

Vane is an ethereal adventure in a ruined desert where strange golden dust transforms a free-spirited bird into a determined young child. The premise is not all that uncommon, but Vane stands out for how you soar over the dessert and climb your way...

After Us

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person

After Us is an adventure game where you explore a surreal world as Gaia, who must salvage the souls of extinct animals. You play by traversing the world, dealing with hazards and reviving creatures to reveal their fate: the last whale harpooned, the...

The Milk Lake

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person

The Milk Lake is a survival adventure where you traverse a dark forest, guided only by your light. To survive you must flee from arrows and unseen enemies and then face off against huge monsters in combat. It stands out for its horror depiction of being...

Lucky Luna

Release Date: 06/09/2022

Platforms: Android and iOS

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Lucky Luna is a running and jumping game without the jumping. You swipe the screen to dodge obstacles and use the environment to get around. As you explore the world you uncover secrets about the past like hidden temples, dungeons, and ancient...

Omno

Release Date: 29/07/2021

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person, Cartoon and Open World

Omno is a running, jumping and surfing game where you explore an ancient fantastical world. As you explore you meet all manner of strange and wonderful lifeforms, from cute critters to enigmatic giants. It stands out for the approachable collectibility...

Stray

Release Date: 19/07/2022

Platforms: PC, PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

Stray is a game about a cat lost in a futuristic city where robots live. You guide your feline friend in and out of buildings, across roads and generally poke your nose in to see what is going on.

 

23 Similar Games Long List

Here are our hand-picked long list of similar games; the perfect thing to play next if you enjoyed Ico. We don't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Ico.
 

Journey

Release Date: 14/03/2012, updated in 2019

Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4 and iOS

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Open World

Journey is an adventure game set in a desert. Exploring the eerie sand-scape, you discover a world abandoned by the race that created it. The sense of space and scale evokes feelings of aloneness and being lost. But then the game pairs you with other...

New Super Lucky's Tale

Release Date: 08/11/2019, updated in 2020

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On, 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

New Super Lucky's Tale is a platform game where you play a fox on a quest to recover pages from a magical book that will save his world. It takes gameplay in a more action-oriented direction but the islands and characters are full of quirky character...

Lego (Series)

Release Date: 01/02/2005, updated in 2020

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, Android, DS, GameCube, Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS2, PS3, PS4, PSP, Switch, Wii, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person, Blocks, Cartoon and Open World

The combination of Lego, a popular film franchise and a video game is a rich recipe for gaming fun. The series of Lego games has developed since the first release on Nintendo DS. Not only do these games offer a chance to explore, destroy and fight in a...

Crash Bandicoot It's About Time (Series)

Release Date: 09/11/1996, updated in 2020

Platforms: DS, GBA, GameCube, PC, PS2, PS3, PS4, PS5, Switch, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and iOS

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time is the latest game in the Crash Bandicoot series, where you play a genetically enhanced bandicoot called Crash and run, jump and bash your way through levels while avoiding hazards.

New Super Mario Bros. U

Release Date: 18/11/2012, updated in 2019

Platforms: Switch and Wii U

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On

New Super Mario Bros. U is platform game where you play with 4 main players (and an optional assistant player) to traverse from one side of the level to the other. Along with the usual running, jumping, stomping and collecting you are racing other...

Yoshi's Crafted World

Release Date: 29/05/2019

Platforms: Switch

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Yoshi's Crafted World is a running and jumping game where you control a friendly dinosaur, Yoshi. You work through each level, eating or jumping on enemies while searching for hidden items and collectables.

Super Mario 3D World

Release Date: 21/11/2013, updated in 2013

Platforms: Switch and Wii U

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

Super Mario 3D World (known as Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury on the Switch) is a platform game you can play with up to 4-players in the same place. While all Mario games are good for families, this co-operative and competitive play makes it great...

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Release Date: 04/05/2018

Platforms: Switch and Wii U

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is a running, jumping and collecting game where you control Donkey Kong. A second player can control the Diddy Kong sidekick. The challenge is getting to the end of each level, but there are also letters and items to...

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom (Series)

Release Date: 31/10/2003, updated in 2020

Platforms: GameCube, PC, PS2, PS4, Switch, Xbox and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom is a running and jumping game based on the Nickelodeon animated series SpongeBob SquarePants. It's an original story where you defend Bikini Bottom from an invasion of robots.

Psychonauts 2 (Series)

Release Date: 25/08/2021

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS2, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: 3D First-Person, 3D Third-Person, Cartoon, Dice and Hand-Made

Psychonauts 2 is a running, jumping and puzzle solving game where you play Raz who has psychic abilities that let him delve into the minds of others. In the game, you control Raz as he enters their mental worlds and uses other Psi-Powers (telekinesis,...

We Kill Monsters

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC

Components: 3D Third-Person, Day and Night, Open World and Weather

We Kill Monsters (in early development) is an adventure set in a land lost in a deep valley. You explore on foot through forests, mists and moors with the sole goal of reaching the bottom. The world is huge and labyrinthine and invites you to lose...

Selfloss

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

Selfloss is a narrative adventure game about a kind old man in a myth-filled world. You explore the land using the light of your staff to defeat mythical creatures and help those you meet. It's unusual because of its basis in ancient Russian and...

Beard Blade

Release Date: 20/07/2021

Platforms: PC

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Beard Blade is a running and jumping game where you use your beard to climb, swing, glide and defeat enemies. It sounds like a silly concept, but along with the day-night cycle that completely changes levels, introduces fresh mechanics into this...

Eidolon

Release Date: 01/08/2021

Platforms: Mac and PC

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Components: 3D First-Person, Day and Night, Open World and Weather

Eidolon is a narrative game where you slowly explore a massive, post-human Western Washington. Unlike other action-oriented adventures, here you navigate an open world without threat. It's simply been reclaimed by nature, so your task is to discover...

Rog & Roll

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: Mac and PC

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Rog and Roll is a running and jumping game where you fight enemies and avoid traps. Unusually, you play a former henchman on a quest to save his friends from re-emerging tyranny. It features retro-inspired graphics and a humorous story where characters...

Blanc

Release Date: 14/02/2023

Platforms: PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead and Hand-Made

Blanc is a black-and-white adventure for two players. You play a fawn and a wolf cub stranded in a vast, snowy wilderness. As you use each other's abilities to progress through the world, you form an unlikely partnership and hope to find both their...

Pattern

Release Date: 07/04/2020

Platforms: Mac and PC

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Components: 3D First-Person, Day and Night and Open World

Pattern is a game about exploring different worlds. It's novel because of the lack of objective or direction. You are left to explore each world, with only the smokestack of a fire in the distance as a waypoint. When you reach the fire you can choose to...

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake

Release Date: 31/01/2023

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake is a whimsical running and jumping game based on the longstanding Nickelodeon cartoon. In a magical world of pirates and cowboys, you run, jump and glide through several different areas, fighting enemies and...

Oddworld Soulstorm (Series)

Release Date: 19/09/1997, updated in 2022

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, PS5, PSP, Switch, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and iOS

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On

Oddworld: Soul Storm is a running and jumping game where you guide members of your species through labyrinthine levels to free them from brutal oppression. It's a remake of 1998's Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus and a sequel to Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty. Its...

Koa and the Five Pirates of Mara

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

Koa and the Five Pirates of Mara is a running, jumping and collecting game where you journey across whimsical islands in search of hidden pirate treasure. You explore ancient ruins, avoid dangerous traps, and defeat the pirates as you scour every inch...

Togges

Release Date: 07/12/2022

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Blocks

Togges is an exploring and collecting game where you traverse brightly coloured worlds. You use coloured cubes, called Togges, to reach new areas and overcome obstacles. This isn't block pushing work like other platform games. Because you can spawn...

Farewell North

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

Farewell North is an adventure where you play a collie dog who restores colour to a desolate Scottish island. You explore with your owner who you help by uncovering hidden paths, evading monsters, and freeing wildlife. It stands out for the fluid canine...

Funky Bones IV (Dreams)

Release Date: 14/03/2020, updated in 2020

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On

Funky Bones IV is a running and jumping puzzle game. You play a cute skeleton in a cardboard Mexican Day of the Dead world. Jump and twist your way through various obstacles to defeat a final boss and complete the single level. It's a beguiling and...

 

10 Younger Content Rating than Ico

If Ico is not age appropriate for your child, here are similar games ordered by age rating so you can find an age-appropriate alternative that’s also a game they will love.
 

 

16 Video Games Like Ico Based on Genre

These are games of a similar genre mix to Ico. This includes games from the Puzzle, Adventure, Platform, Narrative and Traversal genres. We pick out games of a similar PEGI rating to further hone these generated suggestions.
 

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